Rise n' Shine mamas!...at 5am?!?
Let's just get this out of the way before I get too far- I'm LAZY. Yes, all caps. I can't keep a schedule down to save my ever lovin' life. I love to sit and read and do all the mindless things. I love to sleep. Oh, how I love my soft squishy pillow and cozy warm blankies. When God called me to home school, I looked behind me, sure He called the smarter, more disciplined and organized and more patient and nicer mamas behind me instead. "What? Oh....ME? Seriously?! Me? You're joking right? You're not joking. Crap. Crapcrap. This is not good, God. This is bad. I cant' even brush my teeth every day. I can't blog once a week. I can't do laundry. How am I going to equip my boys to live life and SUCCEED and not end up playing video games 20 hours a day eating Doritos on my COUCH AT 30 YEARS OLD!"
I find myself preparing for preschool homeschool, for my almost 5 year old, who just yesterday said, "Mom, I'm ready to read. Teach me. I'm ready." And I just sat there and looked at him and my heart stilled. My fears stilled. My anxious thoughts stilled. He believes in me. He looks at me and he says, "She can teach me. She knows. She is my mom and she is smart enough to teach me to read." And I guess I can teach him how to be nice and be patient and be calm but he's going to have to get in line behind me on that one because I'm still learning as well. Maybe on that we'll take hands and go down that road side-by-side.
I cannot get all the things done with the 5 minutes I clear to be productive. It's nearly impossible. Almost. It's amazing what you can get done in the 5 minutes before the husband gets home. But alas, if I am to conquer these wild and ugly beasts in our home called illiteracy and laziness, and climb Mountdirtylaundry, I have to get this lazy behind into high gear. No amount of coffee will magically make me more efficient and more organized. Maybe more manic and psychotic, but that would be hard. And not very effective at teaching homeschool. Highly entertaining, but not very effective.
So I've joined this Rise and Shine challenge at Abundant Mama. She says this:
We are so busy during the day that it’s really hard to fit it all in. But if you are someone who wants to fit it all in then you have to be willing to put in the hard work and Rise & Shine early.
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